The Phoenix Suns’ Jae Crowder turned heads Monday morning with a tweet that had people speculating about his future with the team.
In all caps, he wrote: “Change is inevitable.. Growth is optional.!! I believe its time for a change… I wanna continue growing.!”
CHANGE IS INEVITABLE.. GROWTH IS OPTIONAL.!! I BELIEVE ITS TIME FOR A CHANGE… I WANNA CONTINUE GROWING.!
— JAE CROWDER (@CJC9BOSS) August 1, 2022
Crowder averaged 9.4 points per game last season in 67 games for Phoenix, as a starter.
He shot 39.9% from the field and 34.8% from 3-point range and added 5.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.
The 6-foot-6 forward signed as a free agent with the Suns before the 2020-21 season and averaged 10.1 points per game in his first season in Phoenix.
Interestingly, Crowder also liked a tweet of himself in a Dallas Mavericks jersey on Monday.
Crowder played 181 games in Dallas to begin his NBA career.
Trade speculation and rumors have surrounded Crowder this offseason, with the forward’s name often coming up in relation to a possible deal for the Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant.
Crowder, now 32, is due to make more than $10 million in the upcoming season, the last season of his contract.
Since coming into the league in 2013, Jae Crowder has played for seven NBA teams.
Along with the Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns, he has also suited up for the Celtics, Cavaliers, Jazz, Grizzlies, and the Heat.
He went to the finals with Miami in 2020 and then again with Phoenix in 2021.
Crowder is heading into year 10 of his NBA career next season.